Man United transfers: Fellaini one of England’s best, says Moyes

Man United transfers: David Moyes hails new signing Marouane Fellaini as one of the best midfielders in the Premier League

David Moyes
David Moyes has replaced Sir Alex Ferguson at Man United Photo: The Sport Review

David Moyes believes Manchester United’s new signing Marouane Fellaini has been one of the Premier League’s best midfielders in recent seasons.

The 25-year-old successfully completed a £27.5m switch to the Red Devils from Everton late on deadline day after being linked with United throughout most of the summer transfer window.

Fellaini scored 11 goals from midfield for the Toffees last season under Moyes, and Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor is confident the Belgian will shine for the reigning Premier League champions.

“He’s a very good footballer and a good technician,” Moyes told United’s website.

“He has the ability to score goals and play in several different positions in the midfield.

“I think that’s an area where everybody felt we could do with strengthening. He’ll give us different options in different games in terms of where we can use him.

“He’s still young and improving.

“For me, he’s been one of the best midfielders in the Premier League over the last few seasons. If he can join a club like Manchester United and continue to improve hopefully we’ll have a real good player on our hands.”

Moyes added Fellaini’s versatility will make the Belgium international a real asset to the 20-time English champions.

“He helped me over the years in different ways,” added Moyes.

“He can play higher up, if we need it, behind the striker or as a defensive or holding midfielder. In any position in the middle of the field he’s comfortable.

“Because of that I think it’s definitely a position where people have said we’ve been short of numbers, with the likes of Paul Scholes [retiring] and
Darren Fletcher not ready to come back just now.

“I felt we needed to strengthen there and I’m glad we got him.”

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